Breastfeeding support is a right, not a privilege. Yet the most common reasons that a mother stops breastfeeding earlier than she planned are lack of support and access to qualified breastfeeding professionals. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are the gold standard of breastfeeding professionals, yet most insurance companies do not cover consultations with them. So many moms deal with painful breastfeeding, low milk supplies, and other challenges as long as they can, often stopping breastfeeding before they wanted to, when a consult with an IBCLC could remedy these feeding difficulties. Finances should NEVER prevent a family from getting the best medical help possible and in the breastfeeding world, finances are an enormous barrier to access all of the time!
The San Diego Breastfeeding Center Foundation was established in 2016 to provide free and reduced-fee breastfeeding consultations with local IBCLCs for low-income families. Your donation will pay for these consultations so that our local families can meet their personal breastfeeding goals with professional support and guidance.